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CLEP Analyzing And Interpreting Literature

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1. The conversation of characters in a literary work.

2. An intensification of the conflict in a story or play.

3. A statement that seems to be contrdictory but is actually true.

4. A figure of speech in which an abstract concept or an absent or imaginary person is directly addressed.

5. The narrator is outside of the story and tells the story from the perspective of only one character.

6. A strong pause within a line.

7. A long narrative poem that records the adventures of a hero.

8. A lyrical poem that laments the dead.

9. A run-on line of poetry in which logical and grammatical sense carries over from one line into the next.

10. The resolution of the plot of a literarture work.

11. An accented syllable followed by an unaccented one.

12. A stressed syllable followed by two unstressed ones.

13. Imitates another literary work using humor usually to make the author and/or the work appear ridiculous.

14. A figure of speech in which two completely unlike things are compared.

15. A Greek term first used by Aristotle to describe the emotional cleansing or purification that results after watching a tragedy performed on stage.

16. A character who contrsts and parallels the main character in a play or story.

17. A figure of speech in which a writer or speaker says less than what he or she means.

18. The implied attitude of a writer toward the subject and acharacters of a work.

19. The measured pattern of rhyhtmic accents in poems.

20. A story passed down over generations that is believed to be based on real events and real people.

21. A brief witty poem - often satirical.

22. Words spoken by one character in a play - either directly to the audience or to another character - that the other characters supposedly do not hear.

23. The organizational form of a literary work.

24. A person - place - thing or event that has meaning in itself and also stands for something more than itself.

25. The use of symbols in literature to convey meaning.

26. A story passed down over the generations that was once believed to be true.

27. The time and place of a story or play.

28. A speech delivered while only one character is on stage; it reveals a character's innermost thoughts and feelings.

29. The repetition of consonant sounds - especially at the beginning of words.

30. A metrical foot with two unstressed syllables.

31. The grammatical order of words in a sentence or line of verse or dialogue.

32. A character struggles against some outside force.

33. A technique designed to enact social change by using wit to rificule ideas - customs or institutions.

34. The idea of a literary work abstracted from its details of language - character - and action - and cast in the form of a generalization.

35. The point after the climax where the action begins to drop off and the events of the plot become clear or are explained in some way.

36. As the conflict(s) develop and the characters attempt to revolve those conflicts - suspense builds.

37. A concrete representation of a sense impression - a feeling - or an idea.

38. Words and phrases that vividly recreate a sound - sight - smell - touch - or taste for the reader by appealing to the senses.

39. A long - statle poem in stanzas of varied length - meter - and form.

40. A four line stanza in a poem.

41. The emotion or feeling a word creates.

42. A love lyric in which the speaker complains about the arrival of the dawn - when he must part from his lover.

43. A poem that tells a story.

44. An unstressed syllable followed by a stressed one.

45. A metrical unit composed of stressed an unstressed syllables.

46. The series of events that make up a story or drama.

47. A metrical foot represented by two stressed syllables.

48. A phrase or expression that has been repeated so often it has lost its significance.

49. A figure of speech in which a part of something represents its whole.

50. A humorous moment in a serious drama that temporarily relieves the mounting tension.